Beyond: Two Souls

Ignore both Gran Turismo 6 and Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, and Beyond: Two Souls may just be the last major first-party exclusive that you buy for your PlayStation 3. We’ve certainly come a long way since launch title Resistance: Fall of Man, with Sony’s black behemoth now playing host to stunning digital recreations of Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.

Hollywood talent aside, though, the Quantic Dream developed release has divided critics. Many felt that the title’s impeded interactivity paired with director David Cage’s inconsistent writing damaged the experience. But while we agree that the story takes some strange twists, we reckon that the Parisian studio almost always manages to steady the narrative ship before it sinks without a trace.

“[The title’s] imperfections don’t necessarily add to its appeal,” we wrote in our review, “but this is still a game that you should experience. While the plot takes a number of questionable turns, the outrageously ambitious subject matter, coupled with the release’s downright staggering technological achievements, make the current generation opus worth examining all the same.”

Those of you in North America will have been playing the game for a few days now, while our compatriots in the UK should be receiving their copies as we type. As a consequence, we’d love to know your initial impressions on the release. Do you think that the reviews have been harsh, or are you not enjoying it as much as you expected? Did you get the Special Edition, or are you waiting for the game’s price to drop? Push the corresponding face button in the comments section below.

Are you enjoying Beyond: Two Souls so far? (15 votes)

  1. Yes, I'm absolutely loving the title53%
  2. Hmm, I'm still not really sure about it  0%
  3. No, I'm having to force myself to play it13%
  4. I haven't actually purchased the game33%

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